Winter is approaching, and before you start planning your Christmas, we have Halloween to look forward to celebrating at the end of this month! America loves this spooky holiday, and the UK is getting behind this day too now. Remember, Halloween is not just for kids it’s also a chance for us adults to use this holiday as an excuse to host a festive dinner party and put your creative side to practice by creating your decorations or centrepieces. If you don’t know where to start when it comes planning for Halloween we have some ideas how you can impress your guests!
1. Make An Entrance
If you’re looking to impress your guests from the get-go, why not start with your front door or even your front garden. This year we suggest going for a subtle approach with lighter colours than the cliched bright orange, blacks or purples. The contrast of different sized real pumpkins against wicker versions, natural foliage arrangements using seasonal plants and flowers add sophistication to these entrances.
2. Table Scape
You can continue neutral colour schemes into the dining room to create a warm and engaging dining experience. The problem with typical Halloween table decorations is that they can be overpowering. We particularly love the white pumpkin, and use of seasonal berries along with grasses produce just the right autumnal touch to your table.
3. Devilish Drinks
Don't worry you don't need to avoid the gore and scary decorations which is what Halloween is all about. You can introduce some horror with customised cocktails which is sure to spark your imagination and surprise your guest. So be creative and use various edible decorations like these biscuit tombstones and chocolate 'blood' ooze!
4. Sweet Treats
It doesn’t matter what age you are; everyone has a sweet tooth, so avoid buying highstreet branded chocolate and sweets and make mini toffee apples or decorate doughnuts with Halloween themed icing. If you are feeling lazy though, you can colour coordinate your purchased candy using black and orange only. Any of these tips are bound to impress any visitors who knock on your door!
The most familiar Halloween feature are pumpkins! If the idea of trying to carve a scary face or image intimidates you, why not try something new this holiday season and paint your pumpkin. Using stripes or using a colour theme immediately makes this traditional decoration into something quite radical and eye-catching.
Happy Halloween guys!
Love Omar x